Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (37)

  Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!   Here is a photo of the sunrise in the eastern sky of  Sakurajima (Japanese: 桜島, lit. "Cherry Island"), an active composite volcano (stratovolcano) and a former island in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu, Japan.        On November 27, 2015, Professor David McMurray at the International University … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (37)

The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest : English Section (2)

  Results of 4th Japan -- Russia Haiku Contest  (2)   The Judging Committee for Haiku in English --Hidenori Hiruta (Akita Prefecture), Satoru Kanematsu (Aichi Prefecture), and David McMurray (Kagoshima Prefecture) -- are pleased to announce the following results of the 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest. In the opinion of the judges, 2014 and … Continue reading The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest : English Section (2)

The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)

  Results of 4th Japan -- Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)   The Judging Committee for Haiku in English --Hidenori Hiruta (Akita Prefecture), Satoru Kanematsu (Aichi Prefecture), and David McMurray (Kagoshima Prefecture)-- is pleased to announce the following results from the 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest.   Akita International University President’s Award   … Continue reading The Results of 4th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest: English Section (1)

The R. H. Blyth Award 2013 to David McMurray in Kagoshima, Japan

  On January 19, I received an exciting e-mail from Dr. Angelee Deodhar, a haiku friend of mine in India.    Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,  Please do have a look at this site:  https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/jan-2014-issue/blyth-award  With best wishes for 2014, angelee   The site says as follows. R H Blyth award January 2014 The R. H. … Continue reading The R. H. Blyth Award 2013 to David McMurray in Kagoshima, Japan

News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (3)

  Exciting news reached us in Akita! Mr. Satoru Kanematsu published a splendid haiku book on October 1. He is one of the veteran poets, who has contributed nice haiku to Asahi Haikuist Network by David McMurray. The news was sent on November 14, from Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)as follows. … Continue reading News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (3)

News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (2)

    Yesterday, to my great delight, I received such a nice e-mail from Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)as follows.   Dear Hidenori Hiruta Sensei, I hope your many readers around the world enjoy this first of 3 issues in November dedicated to haiku about wines. http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201311010050 The sketch includes wines … Continue reading News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (2)